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Nov 16

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Organized by Angela Bradford In Support Of The MS Society

It all started in June 2018, when I started falling more then what may seem normal. Then on July 1st, I will never forget this day, I went out with some friends drinking and watching the fireworks and that is when my legs refused to work. It is a weird feeling to feel completely helpless and not know why.

From that day, that feeling started happening after extended physical activity like walking or shopping. I would fall into walls and set off car alarms as I literally bounced off cars when my legs quit working.

After many MRI’s and testing I was officially diagnosed with Ms on June 25, 2019. This is not what someone WANTS to have in their life but I was relieved it was real and not just mental relapses. Going forward I strongly believe things happen for us and not to us. There is a calling for my life and I hope through my struggles and triumphs I can help inspire and maybe even change a life.

Our Past Emcee

Lynnett Tiszauer is our incredible Emcee for the evening.
She has a heart for helping people & is a professional public speaker. So when we were looking for an Emcee it just made sense to choose her to host 
our evening program. 

Our Past Speakers

Our Sponsors

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Tickets

Join us at The Unexpected on November 16th, 2019 at the Polish Hall in Edmonton.

Evening Gala

$20

Dinner Gala

$85

Donate To MS

Donate To Silent Auction

Gala Highlights

  • 5pm Doors Open
  • 6 – 6:30pm Angela and Bean
  • 6:45 Dinner
  • 8pm Door and raffle prize draw
  • 10-11pm silent auction closes

Copyright 2019 The Unexpected

It all started in June 2018, when I started falling more then what may seem normal. Then on July 1st, I will never forget this day, I went out with some friends drinking and watching the fireworks and that is when my legs refused to work. It is a weird feeling to feel completely helpless and not know why.

From that day, that feeling started happening after extended physical activity like walking or shopping. I would fall into walls and set off car alarms as I literally bounced off cars when my legs quit working.

After many MRI’s and testing I was officially diagnosed with Ms on June 25, 2019. This is not what someone WANTS to have in their life but I was relieved it was real and not just mental relapses. Going forward I strongly believe things happen for us and not to us. There is a calling for my life and I hope through my struggles and triumphs I can help inspire and maybe even change a life.

Bean Gill is a first generation Indo-Canadian woman born and raised in Millwoods who has faced more than her fair share of adversity. She has over 10 years experience as an X-ray technologist specializing in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab. She is also a certified makeup artist who has worked on numerous photoshoots and fashion shows. Her life was changed forever when she was paralyzed from the waist down by a virus and diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis in July 2012. After years of hard work with her trainer, Nancy, and using Activity Based Training she has regained a lot of her strength and mobility. On this journey she also found her purpose in life, to help other people redefine what is possible. In 2017 Nancy and Bean co-founded a non profit organization called ReYu Paralysis Recovery Centre, the first facility of it's kind in Edmonton positively impacting individual lives and the greater community as a whole.

Bean won a Local Hero Award in 2017, was crowned Miss Wheelchair Canada 2018, won the Global Woman of Vision Award in 2019, was showcased by Toys R Us Canada and Barbie Canada as part of Barbie's 60th anniversary, she won the RBC Women of Influence Award in the “Ones to watch” category and plans to compete in the Miss Wheelchair World pageant in Paris in 2020. She continues to advocate for equality among all and is using her voice to change the world.

Danielle Pilon is a passionate, driven female entrepreneur and leader in business in Edmonton Alberta. As a small business accountant she serves thousands of personal and business clients every year; which gives her a unique perspective when it comes to advising about money, finances, and taxation.

Having spoken at countless events in the last 6 years, she is happy to provide new audiences with her knowledge, expertise and uncanny sense of humor when it comes to otherwise traditionally drier subject matter.

She is happy to speak to audiences of all ages, both men and women. Her passions lean towards Money & Finance and Business Development but also include Mental Health For Business Owners and Female Empowerment.

Matt Fossey is a Local Edmonton entrepreneur and business owner. After several misdiagnosis in 2015 Matt fell very ill and underwent years of high levels of stomach and rectal pain, mental anguish and hours and hours at doctors offices with little to no answers. When he was appointed to a gastroenterologist he was finally diagnosed with “borderline Crohn’s disease”, the years of not having his diet under control and passing hard stools had ripped apart his insides causing extreme amounts of pain. Loosing over 90 pounds and on the brink of suicide he underwent surgery and began the road to recovery, physically and mentally. Today, Matt is 90 percent cured with level 1-2 pains rarely. His diet and disease is under control and is actually in remission. Matt started his successful entertainment business all while enduring these health struggles. His business is now the busiest dj company in Edmonton. Matts story is one of hope, inspiration and encouragement.

The Fine Artist behind INTOXICATED ART is Katie Cunningham. Born and raised in Dorset, England, Katie moved in Canada due to her fathers work in 1999 at the age of 12. Professionally selling Fine Art for 10 years, Katie was only taught art in High School and Jr High.

The passion blossomed when she bought her first home at the the age of 21 as she created unique art pieces for her walls. People kept requesting custom pieces of Fine Art and INTOXICATED ART was born.

INTOXICATED ART is talented in many different mediums however her preferred medium is Acrylic. Katie is following her passion, creating Fine Art with real depth of emotion as well as true value for you. While continually growing her technique, Katie also wants to inspire others to follow their dreams, along with helping grow #mentalhealthawareness.

INTOXICATED ART offers a wide range of custom services such as; - Pet Portaits - Live Event Painting - Custom Fine Art And is Western Canadas LIVE EVENT PAINTER offering elegant entertainment at your Wedding, Birthday and corporate events.

DID YOU KNOW?

Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world, with an estimated 77,000 Canadians living with the disease.